Do you know the story of The Little Prince? Theatre of Digital Art, also known as TODA is showing The Little Prince in a 360 experience until January 2023. We went over afterschool one Friday in November to review the experience. It would be the first time taking the girls to TODA as well 😉
We picked the 1pm slot so that we could go straight from school on a Friday afternoon. I would suggest you to head there early as the traffic can be manic on Umm Sequim and in general around that time – since all schools and some workplaces finish early.
Parking is free in Souk Madinat Jumeirah’s basement parking for 2 hours. Just the right amount of time for you to do the show and have a quick bite after if you wish, or run around with the kids.
The theatre was not very busy when we were there – which was nice for us. We moved the beanbags together so we could sit together as a family, and our friends arrived shortly after.
FYI – the show starts on time at 1pm so don’t be late!
It would be our first time watching The Little Prince.
We have never read about it either so the story was completely new to the kids, and to us parents. It was quite a magical experience – with hologram live performances of the characters and projections on the walls and ceilings of the entire ‘world’. The girls were immersed in the show, as they watched scene after scene of the little prince – meeting new characters in different worlds.
The show is 40 minutes long, which was just right for our kids (4-6 years old).
I did feel that it is more suited for 6 year olds and above though, as the storyline is quite deep. It’s not one of those straight forward shows, and my 4-year old didn’t quite have the patience or understanding of what exactly was going on….. haha. I would suggest that you read the book to your little ones before the show if possible – it will help a lot, and they will definitely enjoy a lot more seeing the world come to live in a theatre 😉
Tip : Currently, until the 28th of November - TODA have a Black Friday Week sale where all shows are 40% off. Use Code : BF40 to avail for it when booking The Little Prince.
It is still a nice, different experience to do with your kids. Try it out and let me know what you think 😉
- The Little Prince
- Book here on TODA’s website
- Theatre of Digital Art
Disclaimer : We were guests of TODA to review The Little Prince.